Law & Policy Program: About Current Legal Interns & Externs
Tiffany Chaney is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. At Howard University, Tiffany earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Culture, concentrating in legal communications, and minoring in economics. In Washington, D.C., Tiffany volunteered for AmeriCorps, and worked at several federal agencies, including the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division; the Postal Regulatory Commission; and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She later worked for the Internal Revenue Service in Covington, Kentucky, as a Tax Examining Technician. Tiffany was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she attended high school at Walnut Hills High School. After graduating from Howard University, Tiffany attained an ABA-Approved Paralegal Certificate from Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. Tiffany is currently a second-year law student at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
During her first year of law school at the LSU Law Center, Tiffany participated as a member of the Student Bar Association Ethics Committee. Tiffany is a first-generation law student. Tiffany is interested in environmental law and natural resources and is looking forward to conducting research on natural resource, ocean, and coastal law issues as a Louisiana Sea Grant Law & Policy Program Legal Intern.
George is a native of Youngsville, Louisiana, in his second year at the LSU Law Center. Prior to law school, George attended Thomas Edison State University where he received a Bachelors in Business Administration. George worked as an extern in the criminal division of the Louisiana Department of Justice during the summer of 2019 and currently serves as a graduate editor for the Journal of Civil Law Studies. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing tennis and studying the stock market. Through his continuing legal education, George hopes to impact Louisiana’s energy industry and environment in a meaningful way.
Jennifer Jones was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She is in her third year at the LSU Law Center. Jennifer attended Tulane University in New Orleans and received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. In the summer of 2019, she worked as a judicial extern for the criminal division of the 18th Judicial District Court. Jennifer discovered her passion for environmental conservation while backpacking through Australia and New Zealand in 2018 and elected to go into environmental law. Currently, Jennifer is a member of the LSU National Environmental Law Moot Court team (NELMCC) and Scholars for Environment and Energy Development (SEED), formerly LSU’s Environmental Law Society. She is ecstatic to partake in environmental law opportunities through a joint internship with Louisiana Sea Grant and The Water Institute.
A native Louisianian from Houma, Karly Kyzar was raised on the coast of Louisiana in Terrebonne Parish. Coming from a family with deep passions for fishing and hunting, Karly spent her childhood in the marshes and swamps of southern Louisiana. The exposure to recreational fishing and the wild beauty of the landscape of the Louisiana coastline gave Karly a deep appreciation for Louisiana’s unique waterways and ecosystem.
Karly graduated high school at age 16 and attended Louisiana State University where she graduated with College Honors and degrees in Political Science, Sociology, and History. During her undergraduate experience, Karly became involved with an Honors College organization called LASAL. LASAL’s mission is to educate students on the unique issues that face the state of Louisiana so that the students may go on to enact change and improve the state after graduation. One of LASAL’s focal points is the devastating and pervasive coastal land loss that plagues the state.
Currently, Karly is a rising second year law student. Based upon her personal background and education through LASAL, Karly hopes to use her law degree for an environmental law practice to help preserve her state’s ecosystems for generations to come.
Austin Lanier was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. He received a Marketing degree from Louisiana State University before moving on to law school. He is a rising third year student at the LSU Law Center and has focused on environmental and energy law classes during his time there. As well as being a member of the Environmental Law Society at school, Austin is the current Editor-in-Chief of the SEED (Scholars for Environment and Energy Development) Blog. He worked as a legal extern in the criminal enforcement section of the LDEQ (Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality) during the spring of 2020.
As a lifelong resident of Louisiana, Austin has developed a love for the state, its resources, and its environment. He plans to stay in Louisiana after graduation, and hopes to use his education and experience to have a helpful and impactful career in Louisiana’s environmental law field.
Nathan Mulvihill is a Baton Rouge native, attending LSU for his undergraduate studies and receiving a Bachelor’s in History. He is entering his 3rd year of law school at the LSU Law Center. Nathan participated in LSU Law Center’s Lyon Program in the summer of 2019, allowing him to study law in Lyon, France. He currently is a member of multiple student organizations at LSU Law including the Society of Asian Lawyers, Secretary of the Environmental Law Society and a Student Ambassador. Nathan enjoys participating in Advocacy programs and has competed in LSU Law’s Flory, Tullis, and Transactional competition as well as the ABA Negotiation competition held at Texas A&M law school last year. He was recently selected as the Director of Internal Dispute Resolution Competitions for LSU Law’s Board of Advocates.
In his free time, Nathan enjoys playing sports such as Volleyball and Soccer. He also enjoys reading Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Adventure books, especially those written by Rick Riordan. Nathan hopes to get into a position where he can help protect the environment whilst also balancing our energy needs.
Bradley Oster is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, and is in his second year at the LSU Law Center. Prior to law school, Bradley attended Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, earning degrees in both political science and German. While pursuing his undergraduate degrees, he studied abroad in Vienna, Austria—known as the greenest city in the world. It was there that he studied, and experienced, renewable energy and sustainable living. Inspired by his experience, and in conjunction with his love and appreciation for the outdoors, Bradley began to shift his interests toward environmental conservation, sustainability, and alternative, clean-energy resources. He is enrolled in LSU’s Energy Law and Policy Certificate Program and hopes to apply his legal education to the pursuit of these interests.
Kevin Sloan is a native of Nitro, West Virginia, in his third year at Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island. Prior to law school, Kevin attended West Virginia University where he received a Bachelors in United States history and focused on the impacts of extractive resource industry in rural Appalachian communities. After receiving his Bachelors, Kevin worked for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission as a legislative intern. This experience inspired him to attended law school where he discovered a passion for ocean and coastal law.
Kevin is a member of the environmental law society and previously worked on coastal resiliency projects as a law fellow with the Rhode Island Sea Grant. Kevin hopes to continue to work in the area of ocean and coastal law and policy and looks forward to working with the Louisiana Sea Grant to further these opportunities.